Advertising (contrast with Marketing)
Explores how to let potential customers know that you exist as a business and what you can do for them.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), is a method used in computing and on the web to encode characters based on the English alphabet.
In a web syndication context, Atom relates to a pair of related standards. The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for web feeds, while the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP for short) is a simple HTTP-based protocol for creating and updating Web resources. However, the most popular syndication format more recently is RSS (Really Simple Syndication). Today, RSS has largely been replaced by, and absorbed into, social media channels.
In relation to the Internet and the Web, bandwidth refers to the amount of information or data that can be moved across computers. Bandwidth is usually measured in Kilobytes (Kb), Megabytes (Mb) or Gigabytes (Gb). Bandwidth capacity can be compared to the width of a pipe; a wider pipe can carry more bandwidth than a narrower pipe. So an Internet connection speed of 8Mb can carry more bandwidth than a connection speed of 0.5Mb.
A web log or online diary or journal that allows the author to share their opinion on one or more topics with visitors or subscribers in a conversational manner. Often, user commentary is also made available and most blogs can include images, videos, audio (podcasting) and links, in addition to text. People who create, use or contribute a blog are blogging and are referred to as bloggers.
In a web business context, your BMWR is an acronym for your Backup Most Wanted Response. When a visitor first visits your website, your number 1 goal is to have them take your Most Wanted Response (MWR). However, if that fails, you need a Plan B - your Backup Most Wanted Response (BMWR).
If your MWR is to have your visitor register, your BMWR could be to have them sign up for a free email newsletter. This gives you a second chance to use permission marketing in order to build up a relationship of trust with your visitor. Contrast with MWR.
A method that helps distinguish actions taken by computers from humans, to prevent computer programs that are used to automatically register on a website. CAPTCHA achieves this goal by generating an image of letters and / or number that can only be detected by humans.
CAPTCHA is an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart". You can see an example of CAPTCHA on this website as part of our user commenting system.
Older CAPTCHA systems can be bypassed by scammers and spammers. That's why Google recently developed their remarkable ReCaptcha v2. So far, the Google Version 2 looks to be remarkably effective at helping protect web forms.
A web Content Management System (CMS) provides a quick and easy way to create, save and edit web pages that are delivered instantly "on the fly" to a website (web server). The content pages that make up a CMS-powered website are stored in a database on a web server. InternetTIPS.com uses the Joomla CMS.
An idea or person who supports a view that goes against the popular flow. Or that which proposes another route or path toward an objective or destination.
In a business context, CRM - or Customer Relationship Management - is a method of managing and combining every IT aspect that relates to customers and clients of the business, including marketing, sales, accounts receivable and invoicing.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a method of providing a set of formatting rules that can be interpreted by web browsers - and other compatible software - to style and display web pages. Recommended by the W3C, CSS can be used to help keep web page content separate from web page design. CSS-designed XHTML websites - like InternetTIPS.com - are usually more search engine friendly and can load fast than the older HTML web designs.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a method used to transfer files from one computer to another. As website providers, we use FTP most commonly to more quickly upload multiple website files to our website hosting provider using software programs like CuteFTP or WISE-FTP.
Using an FTP program can often save a considerable amount of time if you have a lot of files and folders to upload or download. As a website provider, it's important to master the basics of FTP - we cover these at InternetTIPS.com member area.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is one of the three popular file formats used for images used especially within websites. GIF is ideal for simple images with consistent blocks of color - such as logos. The other two main formats for websites include JPEG and PNG.
HyperText Markup Language used to create some kinds of web pages.
InternetTIPS.com Website Entrepreneur Success Club (IWESC).
In this writer's opinion, Joomla! CMS is the most powerful, flexible and amazing web Content Management System (CMS) available! After researching and testing many different web Content Management Systems for over 12 months, we opted to use Joomla! here at InternetTIPS.com and for most new client website designs.
Here's why: combined with a carefully selected mix of various add-ons, Joomla! ticks all of boxes on our demanding "must have" list and provides a rich visitor experience. Yet for inexperienced users, Joomla! CMS can be astonishing tricky to set up and configure properly for both people and search engines.
However, there's good news for non-technical users. Once the key work is done, in combination with the right kind of web design, plus a little training in using Joomla!, the average Internet user can create web pages that are superbly suited for visitors, subscribers, customers, clients and search engines.
JPEG (Joint Photographics Expert Group) is an image file format that is ideal to display images on websites that have complex changes of tone and color - such as photos. The other two main web image formats are GIF and PNG.
An online protocol that provides a fast, fully indexable, white-pages directory service. LDAP was developed and is freely distributed by the Regents of the University of Michigan.
Marketing (contrast with Advertising)
The business of creating a two-way relationship with potential customers, so that you can address their specific needs and identify how you can help your customers.
In a web business context, MWR is an acronym for Most Wanted Result. When a new visitor visits your website for the first time, you goal is to have your visitor perform one action above all others. This is your MWR. Some examples of MWRs include: (1) registering on the site, or (2) signing up to receive an email newsletter or website updates, or (3) a product or service sale.
A well established, proven, simple, yet powerful open source database management system. MySQL (My SQL) uses the Standard Query Language (SQL). This Joomla-powered website uses MySQL.
Usually refers to any software that has source code which is made available for use or to modify freely by third parties. Often, the supplier provides a legal agreement to which users must agree to before use.
Pharming is a form of phishing (see glossary entry) designed to redirect users to a fake website, from which personal information, such as usernames, passwords, bank or credit card information is then requested. You can learn how to combat pharming in the member area of InternetTIPS.com.
A fraudster who practices phishing (see glossary definition).
A method used by fraudsters that seeks to steal money from users by tricking people into giving out key personal information online, such as user names, passwords, bank and credit card details.
Phishers can achieve their goal by claiming to send emails from legitimate websites, but which contain web links that ask users to provide personal information, or which direct users to a fake website that, at first glance, may look like a legitimate website.
You can learn how to identify phishing emails from genuine emails within the member area of InternetTIPS.com. See also glossary definition: vishing.
PHP is a computer programming language often used to create dynamic and interactive web pages. If you opt to use a Joomla-powered website such as we use here at InternetTIPS.com, you don't need to know about the intricacies of PHP: just how to operate your interactive website.
When you create new website feed content, naturally you'll want people to know about your new additions. You can inform various web servers that you have updated your feed by pinging them. A ping is simply an electronic request sent to a web server to update its copy of your feed now rather than later.
You can ping manually, or you can use various tools that can ping one or more caching websites (web servers that store content) automatically.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a popular image file format for websites. PNG was originally developed as a replacement for the GIF format. PNG format is well supported by most current web browsers. PNG is also sometimes used instead of JPEG format.
In a computing context, a protocol is a specific standard procedure for regulating and managing the movement of data between computers. For example, to access web pages, your browser follows a HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol); to download and upload files to your website space, you'll most likely use FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
RC [often followed by a single digit number] in a software, computing or web context stands for Release Candidate (RC) and refers to an advanced development version of a software product or web development code. Early development of software products are referred to as "beta copies" or "beta software".
However, once a software product has been developed debugged further, an RC1 (Release Candidate 1) label may be applied to identify that the software product version is considered to be sufficiently stable to release to the its general users.
An abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a format used to distribute and share content. To read RSS information, you'll need either an RSS Reader or an RSS-compatible web browser like Microsoft IE 7, FireFox, Opera v9x and others.
The original creative coding work authored by a software or web developer. In order to work, source code is compiled or published to create a new file format that is used to distribute the end product.
Spam that is delivered through instant messaging software or programs. You can learn how to combat and avoid Spim within InternetTIPS.com member area.
A set of characters or "character set" used in computing and on the web. UTF (Unicode Transformation Format) is being used more widely on the web as it encompasses most of the world's writing systems. UTF-8 preserves the full US-ASCII character set range and so has wide compatibility, while usually not affecting other protocol systems that do not use the US-ASCII character set, thereby providing better stability and compatibility.
Vishing stands for Vocal Phishing (see glossary definition) , so is a form of phishing. Vishing uses a variety of tactics to persuade people to reveal private information over the phone. A vishing attack can take the form of phone calls, email messages and text messages to landlines and mobile / cell phones.
Vishing prompts may appear to come from legitimate organizations like your bank or credit card company. A variety pressure methods may be used to trick you into carrying out a stated procedure or phoning a number.
Methods used include, alleged credit card suspension, deactivation or termination and to appear authentic, may even warn you not to provide private information.
A term originally penned by US company, O'Reilly Media, that refers to second-generation Internet-based services that allow people to collaborate and share content, information, ideas, opinions and resources in ways that were not previously possible. Two examples of Web 2.0 technology include Wikis and Blogs (see glossary definitions for details). This website uses Web 2.0 technologies through the use commenting and a discussion forum.
A webinar is an easy-to-use, web-based seminar made available from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Because no physical traveling, building and resources hire is involved, webinar cost is usually considerably less than a conventional seminar.
Just like a conventional seminar, webinars are usually interactive to allow members to participate. Webinars can be ideal for education presentations, tutorials and discussions on focused topics. The webinar presenter provides a live voice element with Internet-based teleconferencing with webinar participants.
Additional webinar options can include simultaneous delivery of supporting text and graphics during the webinar presentation. Using cost effective pricing such as a one-time registration, a webinar provider can maximize benefits to multiple groups of people.
A webinar can also be recorded automatically as an mp3 file and made available for additional users later who were not able "attend" the event.
A wiki is a Web 2.0 website technology that enables its users to easily add, edit and remove content, providing an effective collaborative authoring environment. Wikipedia.org is an ideal example of a wiki.